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What it’s like to live and work in a National Park

Cumbrian farmer Douglas Chalmers weighs the pros and cons of living in a national park.

When proposals were first mooted for a significant increase in area to the Yorkshire Dales and a smaller extension to the Lake District, effectively letting the parks meet across the M6 in Cumbria, resistance was strong. During one meeting, objections rose from 93% to 98%. By the time the public inquiry was announced a few years later, feelings had changed: around Kirkby Lonsdale…

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